ORGANIZATION OF THE FOUNDATION

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A Web site set up by the 228 Memorial Foundation offers information about the 228 Incident, compensation for the victims, publications issued by the foundation, and education programs sponsored by it.
The 228 Memorial Foundation is an non-profit corporation established by the government according to law to deal with the aftermath of the 228 Incident. It consists of a policy-making body and an executive department:
  1. Board of directors: The board is the foundation's policy-making body made up of 13 to 19 directors chosen from scholars, experts, social leaders and government representatives, with at least one-quarter of the members having to be representatives of the victims and their family members. The directors recruited without pay by the Executive Yuan to serve a two-year term may be asked to serve again after their term ends. The directors elect from among themselves a chairman to preside over the board meetings. Six persons had served as the foundation's chairman since 1995 and the incumbent chairman, Chen Chin-huang, was elected in August 2002.

  2. Supervisors: There are three supervisors chosen from officials with experience in state audit and financial control and appointed without pay by the government to supervise and examine the foundation's funds, deposits and financial affairs and audit its accounts.

  3. Executive department: The department is led by an executive director, who, named by the chairman of the board and ratified by the board of directors, is responsible for executing the board of directors' decisions as well as the daily operations of foundation. There is also one deputy executive director and several other staff members divided into three to four sections to carry out the functions of the foundation. The foundation has had six executive directors since its inception, and the incumbent executive director, Yang Cheng-lung, assumed his post in June, 2005.

      * "The Trauma of 228", co-produced by the 228 Memorial Foundation and the Taiwan Public Television Service, offers the public an overview of the truth behind the most significant and bloody incident in Taiwanese history.

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